Compression/Loudness as part of a contract?
Old 24th April 2010
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Compression/Loudness as part of a contract?

Okay, so in recent months Eminem has been on a few records with other artists, namely: Drop The World (lil Wayne), Forever (Wayne, Kanye, Drake) and now recently Airplane II (B.o.B, Hayley Williams).

On all these records he sounds louder/more compressed than anyone else on the record. Anyone else notice that? I found the pella for Forever and you can see it in the waveform.

I'm just curious, why do you think that is? I mean, could be his voice, he tends to cut through a mix really well, but could it be part of the agreement when you get eminem to feature on a track? Or maybe it's just that he has his own engineer mixing his particular verses, since it seems like, atleast on Forever (but probably for most tracks) one artist puts down a verse and then it gets sent around and cats decide if they wanna get on it or not... shit I wouldn't be surprised if each of those verses were recorded in different cities lmao

I suppose the high compression has just become part of eminem's sound the same way his super tight dubs are. I bet there are even particular mic's, EQ & compression presets etc. I'd be curious to see the signal chain.

Let me know what you think.

Blake

PS If you lost faith in em and you haven't heard Airplane II yet... prepare to have your faith restored.
Old 24th April 2010
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Wow!!..just f***ing wow!!
Theres nothing left to say.
Old 24th April 2010
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Wow!!..just f***ing wow!!
Theres nothing left to say.
hahahahaha..all man
Old 25th April 2010
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Wow!!..just f***ing wow!!
Theres nothing left to say.
Yo, I remember browsing this site at one point where you actually offered good advice and information. No offence, but lately you just seem to be particularly bitter.

I thought I would open discussion on something I noticed. If you think it's stupid then just ignore the thread.
Old 25th April 2010
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each of those verses were recorded in different cities
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I suppose the high compression has just become part of eminem's sound the same way his super tight dubs are. I bet there are even particular mic's, EQ & compression presets etc.
You answered your own question. People hardly get together to do a song anymore, they get sent the beat and record it at their own studio with their own engineer with their own signal chain then send it back.
Old 25th April 2010
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Yo, I remember browsing this site at one point where you actually offered good advice and information. No offence, but lately you just seem to be particularly bitter.

I thought I would open discussion on something I noticed. If you think it's stupid then just ignore the thread.
Yes its stupid...and my good advice is to get a day gig here BURGER KINGĀ®
Old 25th April 2010
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If I'm featured on a track I'm definitely signin' a loudness contract. If I was in the room with the other artists I would yell really loud 'till they all recognized that I'm the illest.
Old 25th April 2010
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Pretty sure Eminem has his own c800g, which he uses with a... eh
Old 27th April 2010
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well, besides the bs...

i think not, who knows...
it can be in the contract for live gigs, opening acts are not allowed to play as loud as the headliners, so why not.
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